Then, Moustakas hit a moon shot in the second inning toward the right-field corner. When the ball finally came back down, it just sneaked inside the foul pole and into the seats, a two-run homer, his 12th. That gave the Royals a 5-0 lead en route to a seven-run second frame.
The home run traveled only a projected 339 feet, according Statcast™. It had a 46-degree launch angle, the highest of any home run hit in MLB this season.
"I knew I hit it good," Moustakas said. "I knew I stayed inside of it, but it was really high and I didn't know if it had the distance.
"I knew about the launch angle from [the postgame show on FOX Sports Kansas City]."
That launch angle was the highest for any Royals hitter since Salvador Perez, who also had a 46-degree launch-angle homer in 2015.
Later in the inning, Jorge Soler drilled what first was ruled a two-run home run to left-center field. But after a crew-chief review, it was determined the ball hit the corner of the padding on top of the wall and bounced back and was therefore ruled an RBI double.